Subject tag: Older People

08 July 2020

An update on current services for the over 50s provided by Age UK Enfield

08 July 2020

Age UK Enfield have launched a Veteran Support Project, a new service which supports anyone who has served in the Armed Forces or National Service and their families.

02 July 2020

News from Alison Gordon at Age UK Enfield: We've developed a wide range of free online activities via zoom to support Health & Wellbeing. Our aim is offer online activities until we can safely meet together in public in small groups, but also to reach new people who may not be confident to return to groups as they slowly redevelop and want to remain indoors.

13 May 2020

On 20th April the Enfield Independent reported the death from Covid-19 of Sonya Kaygan, a 26-year old employee of the Elizabeth Care Home in Highlands Village, Winchmore Hill. Sonya's death prompted an investigation by the Reuters news agency centered on Elizabeth Lodge and other local care homes, whose highly disturbing findings were published on 5th May.

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14 April 2020

A collaborative effort by Enfield Council, Enfield Catering Services and Age UK Enfield will be providing hot dinners to the most vulnerable older people in the borough and to those at risk of homelessness.

05 April 2020

An update on the how Age UK Enfield are running their services during the lockdown.

01 April 2020

Age UK Enfield's very own Mark Huggard runs this exercise class for all abilities. This seated workout can be done in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a chair!

24 March 2020

Enfield Health & Wellbeing Centre have suspended all their normal activities and are instead offering a 24-hour telephone befriending service to people aged 60 and above who live alone or need someone to talk to.

27 August 2019

On Tuesday 3rd September Toni Fielding, who runs Live at Home in Enfield, is inviting everyone to a Summer Picnic at Grange Park Methodist Church. It's a fundraiser, helping MHA roll out more activities locally, but it will also be a lovely afternoon and a chance to find out about this wonderful organisation and the various activities that they put on

03 June 2019

Could you be a Compassionate Neighbour? Compassionate Neighbours is a community-led project supporting people with a life-limiting illness, who may be lonely or socially isolated.

12 December 2018

The National Centre for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a 'quick guide' with advice for people with dementia, their families and their carers

26 September 2018

Information about World Alzheimer’s Month activities at Apthorp Care Centre, New Southgate

02 June 2018

On Friday 22 June an event is being arranged especially focused on older people living in Enfield. This Friendship Matters event is aimed at attracting those who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation to attend and become engaged by meeting with individuals and groups and thereby improve their quality of life.

20 March 2018

A team of Nordic Walkers from Palmers Green recently took part in the inaugural Vitality Big Half, raising funds for Silverfit, a London-wide charity which enables people over 45 to regain or maintain their lifelong fitness.

05 February 2018

Age UK Enfield has launched an exciting new project called the Memory Club. The group aims to offer meaningful activities and social interaction for people with Dementia and their carers. Age UK Memory Care Navigators will be available for carers to use to access support and advice.

27 November 2017

"We wanted to be in charge of our lives, we wanted to make things better, to live longer, to live more creatively, and still have energy to give back to the community." "This is the first senior co-housing community in the UK. We've got 26 women who know each other, share core values, do things together, and look out for each other. What better neighbours could you ask for?" The opening words of an inspiring new video about OWCH - Older Women's Co-Housing - whose New Ground co-housing.......

22 August 2017

Chickenshed is inviting people over 50 to take part in six workshops that explore the "space between" their generation and young people.The Space Between Us ProjectVenue:  ChickenshedTickets:  £45 for a series of 6 workshopsTime: Every Monday, 7pm - 9pmAre you a baby boomer? From the original protest generation? Did you survive the sixties to tell a tale?The Space Between Us is a brand new creative initiative that will bring together a group of participants and collaborators all over the age.......

14 March 2017

Yvonne Quigley is inviting everyone to a special tea party at the Ruth Winston Centre from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 31st March. We are holding a fundraising tea party for Dementia UK to support their work with Admiral Nurses who are funded by them.  They carry out vital work with those who have dementia and those caring for them so we want to do our part to keep their work on going. As more and more of our loved ones are being struck down with dementia we need to spread the word,.......

21 December 2016

The Department of Health is carrying out a survey into the experiences of dementia patients and their families and carers.  The deadline for responses is 31 January 2017. Dementia: care, support and awareness The Government’s aim is for England to be the best place in the world for people with dementia, their families and carers to live and the best place to undertake research into dementia. We want to hear first-hand from people with dementia, their families and carers if we are.......

21 December 2016

If you're 40 or above and live in the UK, you could help a research project that is looking at how people's thinking skills change - or in some cases stay the same - as we get older. The research is being led by Dr Alan J. Gow, Associate Professor in Psychology at the School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, and is collecting data using a survey, which you can fill in online or on paper.  Either way, it should take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The survey is.......